You know those scenes in sci-fi movies where a crew member records gradually more desperate video messages to their personal log? Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at the cliche, which usually starts with some cheerful observations and ends with the character freaking out for their final message.
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In this parody sketch, comedian Alasdair Beckett-King takes a jab at horror movies that feature haunted houses. All the common tropes are on display here, from the couple who moved there to get away from their personal tragedy, to the abusive husband, to the deer they hit on the way.
Every once in a while, a movie will surprise us with who they kill off. But more often than not, it’s some bit player who you’ve never seen before, wandering around alone and dreaming about their future. Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at this common cliché in movie scenes, made famous by Star Trek’s Redshirts.
It’s a common trope for true crime shows to change the names of witnesses and victims in dramatizations of real-life events. Alasdair Beckett-King imagines what sort of ridiculous names they might use in this hilarious sketch in which even the detectives had to get new names.
What did people do to share memes before the Internet? Heck, go back further to a time when the main method of broadcast communication was radio. Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King envisions what it might have been like if the BBC had to describe memes over the airwaves back in the 1940s.
Podcasts don’t benefit from visuals to help create a mood, so they rely on sound effects, music, and narration style to get their point across. Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at the genre of spooky horror and murder podcasts, and tropes like their soft, foreshadowing vocals, and the abundance of unnecessary words.
The Simpsons can be seen in hundreds of countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom. But what would the hit series have looked like had it been a product of UK pop culture rather than the US? Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King has the answer, and it’s not pretty.
“We represent the vegetarian space socialists who are always right.” Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at some of the tropes that frequently recur on Star Trek and its various spin-offs. Whether you’re a Trekkie, a Trekker, or even a Deep Space Niner, you’ll immediately recognize everything going on here.